February Designated as Heart Health Month
Combined Insurance Joins in Efforts to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- February is a time to wear red and raise awareness about heart disease prevention. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States for both men and women, and Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident & health, disability, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, encourages consumers to evaluate heart disease risk for themselves and loved ones.

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According to a 2016 report from the CDC, in the United States:

  • Someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds;
  • Every 60 seconds, someone dies from a heart disease-related event;
  • The direct and indirect costs of heart disease total more than $320 billion, which includes health expenditures and lost productivity.

"It is crucial to raise awareness as to the importance of heart health during February and throughout the year, because it touches the lives of so many throughout the United States," said Holly Waldhoff, Director of Business Development for Combined Insurance. 

"We encourage consumers to determine whether a supplemental insurance product might make sense should the unthinkable occur," Waldhoff continued.

Combined Insurance's Accident & Sickness Protector product is a supplemental insurance product that pays benefits directly to the insured for covered sicknesses and accidents. Those benefits can be used by the policyholder in any way they choose, including going toward helping to cover costs associated with out-of-pocket medical bills or a family's day-to-day expenses.

To learn more about Accident & Sickness Protector product, visit combinedinsurance.com/AccidentSicknessProtector  

Accident & Sickness Protector is underwritten by Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, IL) ("CICA") in all states except New York. In New York, Accident & Sickness Protector is underwritten by Combined Life Insurance Company of New York. CICA is not licensed and does not solicit business in New York. Accident & Sickness Protector contains exclusions and limitations. See policy for complete details.    

About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, Ill.) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident & health, disability, and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of nearly 100 years of success, Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. The company has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies. Combined Insurance is also a 2018 Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer named by G.I. Jobs Magazine—marking the seventh consecutive year on the Top 10 employer list and fourth consecutive year in the Top 5.  For more information, please visit combinedinsurance.com.

About Chubb

Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.  As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline.  We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly.  The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally.  Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.  Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.


SOURCE Combined Insurance

For further information: Caitlin Morse, Caitlin.Morse@combined.com, 872-304-6381